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A new terminal building has recently been completed and is expected to be opened in September 2010.

Please note: The airport operating hours on Saturday & Sunday are limited to 05:30 – 12:00 hours.
Airlines offering services to/from Maputo: LAM, South African Airlines, Kenyan Airways and TAP Air Portugal.

Due to high humidity in Maputo, intercontinental flights coming from high altitude and cold fuel in the tanks can experience ice on wings after landing. No de-icing equipment is available so aircraft need to wait until wing section has reached higher temperatures to melt any remaining ice.

During the summer when air temperatures are at their highest, it is recommended that heavy aircraft schedule their departure in the cooler late afternoon. This departure time with a heavy load can be compensated by the fact that Maputo is only 145 feet above sea level.

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Airport Overview

Maputo airport is located three kilometres north of Maputo city.

It has a “4” aerodrome reference code and is capable of sustaining aeroplanes with a letter code up to “E”. The ATC approach is Cat I.

There are two terminals (Domestic and International) with three air bridges each and one cargo terminal.

Two handling companies and one catering company provide respective services to airlines.

The airport is open for operations 24 hours per day.  However, it closes 30 minutes before and after VIP flight arrival or departure.

 

Maputo International Airport website:

https://www.aeroportos.co.mz/aeroporto-de-maputo

Maputo Airport

Country

Mozambique

Province or District

Maputo

Nearest Town or City
with Distance from Airport

Maputo

3 km

Airport’s Complete Name

Maputo International Airport or

Mavalane International Airport

Latitude

-25.92086

Longitude

32.57254

Town or City (Closest)Maputo

Elevation (ft and m)

145 ft
Airfield NameMavalane International AirportIATA and ICAO CodesMPM – FQMA

45 m (147 FT)

IATA Code

MPM

ICAO Code

FQMA

Managing Company or Airport Authority

Aeroportos de Moçambique (ADM)

Management Contact Person

Cândida Botelho - 843109373

Open From (hours)

00:00 Hrs

Open To (hours)

24:00

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Hrs

Airport Pictures

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Description and Contacts of Key Companies

The airlines operating in Maputo include:

LAM – Mozambique Airlines (www.lam.co.mz/)

SAA – South African Airways (www.flysaa.com/)

Ethiopian Airlines (www.ethiopianairlines.com/MZ/EN/)

Qatar Airways (www.qatarairways.com/)

Turkish Airlines (www.turkishairlines.com/)

TAP – Portuguese Airlines (http://www.flytap.com/)

Kenya Airways (www.kenya-airways.com/)

TAAG – Angola Airlines (www.taag.com/)

Fastjet (www.fastjet.com/)

The main handling company is MAHS (Mozambique Airport Handling Services): http://www.mahs.co.mz/

The catering company is SMS: http://www.smscatering.co.mz/

Passenger and Cargo Performance Indicator

The terminal has a capacity of 900,000 passengers a year and can serve up to 400 arriving and departing passengers per hour.

Performance for 2017

 

Per Year

Per Month

Per Day

Total Aircraft Movements

18,858

  

Total Passengers

940,762

  

Total Capacity of the Airport (mt)

   

Current Activity of the Airport (mt)

   

Current use by Humanitarian Flights (UNHAS)

No

  

Runways

Runway #1

Runway Dimensions

3,660 m x 45 m

Orientation

05/23

Surface

Helipad #1

Present (Yes / No)

Yes

Largest helicopter that can land

Mi-26 (no limit)

Width and Length (metres)

n/a

Surface

Flexible/Asphalt

to ICAO standards

Helicopter Pad(s)

Asphalt, helicopters are positioned at the asphalted general holding area close to arrivals

Runway #2

Runway Dimensions

1,700 m x 45 m

Orientation

10/28

Surface

Flexible/Asphalt


Airport Infrastructure Details

Refuelingn/aICAO, Category: 9YesYes 

Customs

Yes

JET A-1 fuel

Yes

Immigration

Yes

AVGAS 100

Yes

Terminal Building

Yes

Single Point

Refuelling

Yes

Passenger Terminal

Yes

Air Starter Units

Yes

Cargo terminal

Yes

Ground Power (mobile)

Yes

Pax transport Transport to airfieldAirfield

Yes

Ground Handling Services

Yes

Control Tower

Yes

Latrine Servicing

Yes

Weather Facilities

Yes

Fire Fighting Category (

9)

Yes

Catering Services

Yes

De-icing Equipment

No

Base Operating Room

Yes

Parking Ramp Lighting

Yes

Airport Radar

No

Approach & Runway Lights

Yes

NDB

No

VOR

Yes

ILS

Yes

 

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Performance for 2008

Annual Figures

MonthlyDaily

Total aircraft movements

18,345

1,529*50

Total passengers

751,850

62,654*2,060 

Total capacity of the airport (metric tonnes)

n/a

n/an/a

Current activity of the airport (metric tonnes)

9,197

76625**

Current use by Humanitarian flights (UNHAS)

3.4***0.1***

*Monthly figure derived from annual figure.

**Daily figure derived from annual figure.

***Monthly and daily figures derived from annual figure.

Airport Operating Details

Elevators / Hi Loaders (Yes / No)

Operating Details

Maximum

sized aircraft which

Sized Aircraft that can be

offloaded on bulk cargo:
Boeing 767 (B747 & DC-10 cannot be off-loaded)
Maximum sized aircraft that can be offloaded on palletno limit
Total aircraft parking area (m²)63,000 m²
Storage Area (mt)800 mt Cubic Meters (m³)n/a
Cargo Handling Equipment Available (Yes / No)YesIf "Yes" specify below

Offloaded on Bulk Cargo

Reference code “E”

Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Pallet

Reference code “E”

Total Aircraft Parking Area (m²)

 

Storage Area (m3 and mt)

 

Handling Equipment

Elevators / Hi Loaders

Yes

Max Capacity (mt)

3.0 mt
Can elevators / hi loaders reach the upper level of a B747 (Yes / No)Yes
Loading Ramps (Yes / No)Yes

Storage Facilities

Maputo Airport has a small cargo warehouse which has an approx storage capacity for 10 cargo pallets. The free storage period is 48 hours, after that period a fee for storage is charged. During an emergency or high cargo throughput, trucks will need access the apron to collect cargo directly from pallets or containers as they are off-loaded from the aircraft. A dangerous goods facility is available but there is no freezer or cool storage available at Maputo or Beira Airports.

Airfield Cost

Navigation Charges

For information on Navigation and Airfield charges, please select the following document:

Mozambique Maputo International Airport Additional Information

Cargo Terminal Charges

Import

Rate US$ / kg

Handling Charge per kg

0.10 US$

Break Bulk Fee

0.10 US$

Diplomatic Mail

0.10 US$

Strong Room – per consignment

0.10 US$

Cold Storage Fee

0.10 US$

Delivery outside normal working hours

n/a

14 tons

Max Height

(m)

B747 cabin height

Loading Ramps

Yes

Other Comments

 

Customs Guidance

Customs is operational 24 hours a day and has an office at airport. It normally takes 3-5 minutes for each passage in the passenger terminal. In the cargo terminal, it depends on the amount of goods to be cleared.

Storage Facilities

Arrangements for storage must be requested to MAHS 48 hours in advance.

Airfield Costs

NAVIGATION CHARGES

Charges

Aircraft Weight - MTOW (kg)

 

0 - 7,000

7,001 - 136,000

136,001 and over

Navigation (per journey) USD - $

23 - 56

56 - 342

342 - 540

Landing USD - $

5,5

5,5

5,5

Night Landing USD - $

±125

±125

±125

Night Take-Off USD - $

 

 

 

Parking

0,5/3h

0,5/3h

0,5/3h

Handling Charges

7,5

7,5

7,5


FUEL SERVICES CHARGES

 

Price per Litre USD - $

Jet A-1

0.34

Avgas

 


CARGO TERMINAL CHARGES

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60 US$ / mt / dayn/a15 US$5 US$0.10 US$

Import Charges

Type of Charge

Rate USD - $ per kg

Comments

Handling Charge

5-25

By operation

Break Bulk Fee

 

 

Diplomatic Mail

 

 

Strong Room – per consignment

 

 

Cold Storage Fee

 

 

Delivery Outside Normal Working Hours

 

 

Preparation of substitute AOA – Invoice – Receipt

n/a 

 

Storage per

kg per day – Grace period? hours

Day

 

 

Export

Rate US$ / kg

Handling

charges – Unpalletized cargo

Charges – Un-palletized Cargo

 

 

International Air

WayBill

Waybill

 

 

Local Air

WayBill

Waybill

 

 

Air Way Bill Amendment - Cancellation

15 US$ 

 

Air Way Bill Documentation

15 US$ 

 

Diplomatic Mail

 

 

Storage

charges per kg per day

60 US$ / mt / day

Air-bridge Charges

The new terminal at Maputo has air-bridges installed but they are not yet operational. ADM have not yet decided on the rate for using the air-bridges in the new terminal which is due to open September 2010ADM have not yet decided on the rate for using the air-bridges in the new terminal which is due to open September 2010.

Security Level: Good

Please note: A recent introduction to support Moçambique’s national security interests is the screening of all cargo and passenger baggage performed by Kudumba Investments

Companies Available

4.4 Mozambique Airport Company Contact List

Information on some aviation service providers can be found at:

Charges per Day

 

 


AIR-BRIDGE CHARGES

Weight

First Hour (USD)

Additional (USD)

0 – 40,000 kg

                               83,30

30/30 min or fraction

40,001 – 100,000 kg

                               89,25

40/30 min or fraction

100,001 – 190,000 kg

                               97,75

50/30 min or fraction

190,000 kg and over

                             110,50

60/30 min or fraction

Security

The airport has modern and up-to-date security screening equipment and procedures for both departing and arriving passengers. However, the control over luggage helpers present on the arrival and departure halls leaves a lot to be desired, as there are frequent violations of the restricted areas by these workers, not all of them in possession of the required permits.